*** Terrell Hunter***Pastor of Journey Toward Christ Missionary Baptist Church. God’s Man, ladies’ man or con man. Handsome, intelligent, charismatic and loved by everyone.What he possesses can kill you…literally.***First Lady Charisse K. Hunter***Wife of Pastor Hunter, First Lady of the church. Beautiful, smart, yet naïve, passive, but powerful. She is not as innocent as you think?Are her secrets as great as her husband’s?***Shavonne Swanson***The high maintenance mistress of Pastor Hunter. She has dedicated her life solely to him—fearful of new competition.How long before she loses her position? Will she be able to recover?***Frenchee B. Henderson***A self-proclaimed diva. She is rich, powerful and empty inside.She’s stuck in a loveless/sexually unsatisfying marriage.What will she do to achieve happiness? What will surface from her past?Or has it been there from the start?***Lady Monica Davenport***The Church Organist. A well-educated, beautiful, sophisticated, semi-wealthy, lifelong rival of Frenchee B, capable of betrayal.Will her secrets be revealed?***Natalie Champion***The Pastor’s Administrative Assistant. She’s young, beautiful, money-hungry, freedom-loving, promiscuous, yet self-reliant. She is privy to everyone’s secrets, lies and indiscretions. Sweet, yet scandalous; having the Champion DNA. She’s torn between love, money and family.Which one will she choose?***Denise Bellman***The single mother who’s attempting to leave her past. She seeks acceptance, love and money. However, old habits of choosing the wrong men die hard.Will she find what she needs?How far will she go to get it; and will it pay off?***DeAngelo “Debonair” Champion***Sexy, smooth, smart. He lives off the labor of the ladies. As a life-long player of women, many love him, but he loves only one and she is the one woman he can never have.
Great things come in small packages, but in this case, great evil comes in the tiny package of 94 pound Delilah Ortiz. Her husband dies as they are smuggled into the United States while she is pregnant. These struggles, coupled with a sinister and diabolical nature, sculpt a fierce and evil strength to be reckoned with. When she derives a plan there is no stopping her. And this maid always has a plan! Her employers, Bryan and Mallory Reynolds have a remarkable ten-year old son, Declan. Delilah also has a ten-year old son, Jessie, but that is the only entity the maid and the Reynolds have in common. Her employers have been good to her, providing for her and her son and Mallory made it possible for her to become a legal citizen. But that’s not enough for Delilah. What the angry maid aspires to will profoundly change the lives of the Reynolds family, and for her and her son, Jessie. You will want to see what she has up her sleeve, her pink and zebra cuffed, latex, cleaning glove sleeve, that is!
In the early 80’s, gang activity was at a peak. Ronald was living the lifestyle to the utmost. The back room of his mother’s house was off limits to the rest of his biological family. The room was a place for members of his other family, his organization. It is where they would discuss business, store their guns, bag up their drugs, smoke weed and talk about women. Ronald’s younger brother, Cornelius was born a wild child. He was fearless and had a dark heart. Ronald knew the only person Cornelius would ever love or respect was their mother and anyone else could get it. His violent actions indicated this to anyone he’d came across, ever since he was old enough to walk and talk. Cornelius admired the comradery that his older brother Ronald and his associates shared. He was fascinated by all of the sex, drugs and money and wanted in. By eight years old, Cornelius was begging Ronald to allow him to join his gang, but his brother always refused. Ronald knew if Cornelius had a taste of this life, there would be no turning back for him. Living in an area of Chicago where the community was just as much Hispanic as it was Black, Cornelius found his place. Embraced by a Hispanic organization, his loyalty and dedication crossed any and all racial boundaries. Along with that, he was naturally merciless, and brutal when it came to handling business for the organization, and his evilness knew no boundaries when it came to retribution and order. It was because of this ruthless mindset, Reaper was born.
Hell In My Life…Real Rap. Is based off a true story, told by the infamous Stacey Staxx…Here’s a story… A true story…16 on the streets.Momma was an addict. Daddy was a goner. Stacey was a loner. 1st lady made me,These streets paid me,Those creeps named me;My momma should haveFucking tamed me! Fast in the ass. Would do anything for some cash.Never knew this fast money would never last. Money, pimps and hoes.Living that fast life.Not know this shit was trife life.My momma should have schooled me.None of these motherfuckers would have been able to fool me.Cheat, use or abuse me.Living in this dirty cold world.Young girl with a lost soul.Heart made of steel.This is my story… that I spill….
This is your typical hood love story but guess what? Ain’t shit fiction bout this love. In this novel you’ll experience real hood activities and a un-fictioned hood love saga. Meet Skylar aka Chilli from the Hood. With the beauty that captures any man, it seems Skylar is waiting on that special someone. At the tender age of 12 Skylar had the biggest crush on Don Lucci the hoods most treacherous thug. To Lucci, Skylar is just some creepy little girl that stalked him from her bedroom window. But to Skylar, Lucci fell from Heaven’s pit. On one particular day, Lucci had to escape the sounds of sirens but what he didn’t expect, was, Skylar attentively trying to rescue him. However, when the law calls out the dogs, Lucci surrenders leaving Skylar with a broken heart. 5 years later Don Lucci is a free man and he’s back in the hood to regain his throne. At one of HBz usual hood parties, he crosses path with none other than Skylar. The little girl that he once knew is replaced with a grown and developed woman. She’s a cold hearted gangsta, Hustla, and he’s heard stories about her while locked up. However, everyone failed to mention her beauty. When things began to heat up, Skylar’s Uncle Wiz becomes suspicious. Under strict orders, Lucci is not to mess with his niece but what happens when Lucci can’t resist and falls madly in love with the forbidden fruit? Take a ride on this love saga, that comes with lust, love and hood heartbreak.
Blade President of the Free Riders Mc Self Assured, Cocky ,Neanderthal who lives a hard and fast life with no room for anything more than an easy lay.Sierra, Sweet and Innocent has overcame life’s hurdles to become a strong independent woman, has her life planned out, until life takes a dramatic turn.Can Sierra find her Happy ever after or will this escape her.
Inspired by It’s a Wonderful Life, A Shot at Us is a contemporary love story for the ages. Spanning a decade and a half, readers will fall for a colorful cast of lovable characters in a fictional city in eastern Montana.All her adult life, Gwen Caplan has been falling – falling out of love with her terrific boyfriend, falling for her future husband Malcolm, falling in health and in wealth, and falling away from her beloved family. Beset over the years by health problems, she feels like she’s become the reason her husband and three children can’t get a foothold in life. When she winds up in the hospital again with a bad case of pneumonia just two days before Christmas, Gwen sees a way out, not for herself, but her family. Venturing out into a freezing Montana night, Gwen is unsure if she’s making the right decision or not by ending things, but she knows she loves her family and would do anything for them. Anything.As she tries to decide her fate that night, Malcolm receives word from the hospital that his wife has gone missing. Slowly he figures out the truth of what she’s doing, but she’s disappeared. As the many years of their life together are examined, Malcolm too ventures out into the cold, hoping he can find the woman he loves most in this world and talk her into staying, because he knows the truth. Her life is precious, no matter the cost of her every breath.A story about pain, light, and love, A Shot at Us takes a long, sometimes hard look at the true cost of a modern life spent scrabbling for every inch, and how the kindness we share along the way can lift us up to something greater.
In this urban take on Cinderella, Briella is trying to find her way in the world. She is dealing with her cruel stepmother who forces her to work in a brothel, being a slave to her step sisters and trying to keep her grades up. Despite feeling cursed in this cold world, Briella knows she always has her two cousins, Jakiah and August, and her Aunt Fay. That is, until one day her aunt is brutally murdered in her home. Briella and her cousins are now out in the world with nobody but themselves to lean on. In spite of their circumstances they find friendships in the most unsuspecting places.Prince has always been a gentleman, even though he was raised by a kingpin. When he meets Briella something else ignited inside of him. He instantly knows he must do whatever he can to protect her, especially from her stepmother who is the core of Briella’s rough life. Prince finds himself bossing up and following his fathers footsteps to keep the love of his life safe. Ride along with them as they go on the roller coaster of life, love and deceit.
Elijah “Dirty” Thompson must rise above many trials to realize his dreams of leaving the perils of the street life behind. The obstacles he must overcome include being a teenage father, a prisoner of the inner-city life, and avoiding the vicious cycle of physical incarceration. Elijah’s attempt to rise above chaos and destruction that has imprisoned or killed so many of his friends puts him in a direct and bloody conflict with Dickey, his lifelong friend turned arch enemy—and Angela, the love of his life and mother of his unborn child.
This heart felt short story takes you on a trip down memory lane for Leilani and Jaylen’s big day but swiftly thrusts you back into reality. A reality that no one was expecting. “I heard everything must come to an endWell hopefully the end ain’t near….”